Queenie's Castle. Queenie Shepherd (Diana Dors). Copyright: Yorkshire Television.

Queenie's Castle

ITV sitcom about a single-mother. 18 episodes (3 series), 1970 - 1972. Stars Diana Dors, Tony Caunter, Barrie Rutter, Freddie Fletcher and others.

Queenie's Castle. Image shows from L to R: Raymond Shepherd (Freddie Fletcher), Queenie Shepherd (Diana Dors), Douglas Fairbanks Shepherd (Barrie Rutter), Jack Shepherd (Tony Caunter), Bernard 'Bunny' Shepherd (Brian Marshall). Copyright: Yorkshire Television.

Queenie's Castle

Queenie Shepherd is the self-styled ruler of Buckingham Flats and any dissenters will find plenty of trouble from her and her three sons

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1970 - 1972
Channel
ITV
Episodes
18   (3 series)
Creators
Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall
Starring
Diana Dors, Tony Caunter, Barrie Rutter, Freddie Fletcher, Brian Marshall, Lynne Perrie, Antony Baird and Bryan Mosley
Writers
Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall
Directors
Graham Evans and Ian Davidson
Producers
Graham Evans, Ian Davidson and John Duncan

Queenie Shepherd is a proper Yorkshire lass, drinking ale in far from small amounts, and ruling over her own 'castle' - Buckingham Flats' Margaret Rose House tower block. Any dissenters will find plenty of trouble from her and her three sons, Raymond, Douglas and Bunny. Her arch-enemy is the aptly named, Mrs Petty.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 5th November 1970 on ITV at 7:05pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 5th September 1972 on ITV at 7:05pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes

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